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MD Anderson Cancer Center Per Diem Medical Assistant - Head and Neck Center in Houston, Texas


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


MD Anderson Cancer is seeking a Per Diem Medical Assistant in its Head & Neck Center. The ideal candidate will be a Certified/Registered Medical Assistant with at least two years of relevant Medical Assistant experience.

The primary function of the Per Diem Medical Assistant in the Head & Neck Center is to act as lead technical assistant in preparing patients for medical visits and procedures.

Essential Job Functions

Prepares patient rooms and escorts patients to rooms. Obtains vital signs and prepares patients for physician's care. Assists with patient examinations, treatments and procedures. Documents in the medical record patient care entries and completed lab work. Reviews and sorts incoming lab results and forwards reports for review. Collects laboratory specimens and performs waived laboratory testing (such as finger stick glucose and EKG tests). Provides transportation of patients for discharge or transfer to other areas in the hospital. Positions, lifts and moves patients as needed. Cleans, stores, prepares and coordinates maintenance of medical equipment. Maintains inventories of laboratory and medical supplies. Processes all required paperwork. Instructs patients as to test preparations according to planned procedure.

Other duties as assigned


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Graduate of an approved Medical Assistant program or US Military medical services training program.


Required: One year of medical assistant experience. With preferred degree, no experience is required.

Preferred: Two years of Medical Assistant experience; preferably in an ambulatory and outpatient setting.


Required: Certified by one of the following based on Medical Assistant experience or preferred education:

Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by the American Society of Medical Technologists (AMT) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)

Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Preferred: None

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 157147

  • Employment Status: Per Diem

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 20,748

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 20,748

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 20,748

  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No